- “I often tell clients that, unless an employer specifically asks for it, a photo is not required and does not work with many of the ATS-optimized systems that employers use.” – Resume writer, Lauren
- “Don’t include dates that indicate you are over 40 or any information that places you in a protected class.” – Resume writer, Carrie
- “Age and marital status. Some places ask for these things, but it’s just a lawsuit waiting to happen!” – Resume writer, Tara
- “In the U.S., we should never include date of birth, age, social security number, etc. – Resume writer, Mark
- “I think that job seekers should avoid clichés “like the plague” – tired, trite phrases like “go getter” or “self starter” or “team player” … and bland, boring verbs like “responsible”!” – Resume writer, Joanna
- “Hobbies https://i..pour-femme/.” – Resume writer, Keith
- “Any red flags… political affiliations/preferences, religious affiliations/preferences, gender preferences, or personal information about family (spouse, children).” – Resume writer, Cheryl
Remember that your resume should demonstrate what is unique about you, the skill-sets that you have obtained, and how those experiences could positively impact your future workplace. Be sure to include the items listed above in addition to your career history.